- Artist-Lecturer in piano
Barbara Tilden-Thompson has been on the music faculty at Moravian College since 1979 where she teaches applied piano, piano techniques and musicianship. She was awarded the fourth annual T Edgar Sheilds Prize for distinguished studio instruction in 2004 by students and faculty of the music department. Mother of three grown children, Ms Thompson has been active in the Lehigh Valley as a chamber musician and piano pedagogue. Beginning piano studies at the age of five, she studied throughout her teenage years with Harriet Serr, assistant to legendary Madame Isabelle Vengerova. A graduate of Muhlenberg College with a dual degree in music and history, Ms. Thompson holds a Master of Music degree in Music History from Temple University where she was elected to Pi Kappa Lambda, National Music Honor Society. She received her Ed. D. degree in College Music Teaching at Columbia University where she continues piano studies with Evelyn Chen.